Results From Week Three Of Winter Flurry at Atlanta Motor Speedway
U.S. Legends and Bandolero cars returned to the quarter-mile Thunder Ring at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Week 3 of the 2015-16 Winter Flurry season Saturday afternoon, marking the halfway point of the six-week series.
Robbie Woodall of McDonough put together his second Masters/Pro Division win in as many weeks, leading every lap of the 25-lap feature, but it didn't come easy. After building an early lead, Woodall and Gainesville's Jeff Holden broke from the field in a two-car showdown in the final 10 laps.
Holden stayed hot on Woodall's heels and came within striking distance more than once, but it wasn't enough to overtake Woodall before the checkered flag flew. Mark Swan of Dunwoody took third, Phillip Young of Dallas placed fourth, and Covington's Tony Armbruster rounded out the top-5.
The Semi-Pro feature looked to be a near identical race as the preceding Masters/Pro race, as Dylan Murry of Cumming took the green flag and led each of the first 24 laps with Stockbridge's Jensen Jorgensen in his rearview mirror the whole way. As the field entered Turn 4 on the final lap, contact between Murry and Jorgensen allowed Jorgensen's older sister, Taylor, to sprint across the line for her first win of the year. Jason Treschl of Lagrange and Amber Fleeman of Dacula notched second and third-place finishes respectively, with Murry finishing fourth and Senoia's Nicholas Waters rounding out the top-5.
A caution-free Chargers Division feature saw David Lawrence of Senoia turn in a dominating performance, notching his first win of the season by leading all 25 laps, while Corey Heim of Marietta, driving for the first time behind the wheel of a Legends car, impressed with a second-place finish. Dawson Fletcher, who entered the day with two straight Chargers Division victories to start the season, finished third. Cameron Whitener of Monticello and Jonathan Timms of Calhoun finished fourth and fifth in order.
In the Outlaws Division feature, Ricky Springer of McDonough took the pole and led flag-to-flag for his first victory of the season. Stockbridge's Connor Younginer kept pace with Springer for several laps, running just a few lengths behind, before Springer built an unsurmountable lead in the final laps.
Blaise Maddox of Locust Grove finished strong to reel in a second-place finish, while Fayetteville's Blaze Crawford came in third. Gauntt Hudgins of Savannah and Trey Tadrzak of Stockbridge finished out the top-5.
Bowersville's Clay Thompson came out of the gate strong in the Bandits Division feature and led each of the first 17 laps of the 25-lap race. He looked to be a lock for his second victory of the season, but a spin in Turn 2 on the 18th lap cleared a lane for Nathan Jackson of McDonough to pull ahead with seven laps to go. Jackson led each of the final laps, holding off a scrappy Michael Gannon of Canton, to register his second straight win. Gannon finished second, while Audrie Roark of Suwanee crossed the line in third.
Despite the spin, Thompson made up four spots in the final laps to notch a fourth-place finish. River Allen of Hiram, Ryan Younginer of Jonesboro and Canton's Logan Nalley rounded out the field in order.
Finishing off the afternoon's feature race lineup, the Rookie Bandolero Division feature saw fierce early competition between Atlanta's Andrew Dollar and Samantha Bart of Cumming. Dollar and Bart ran nearly bumper-to-bumper up front from the third lap through the halfway point of the race, locked in a battle for the lead. But as the pair entered the first turn of the 11th lap, both took a spin into the grass, sending them to the rear of the field and opening the door for Anabelle Mowhish of Cumming to assume the lead.
Mowhish made it count, never relinquishing the front spot for her first victory on the Thunder Ring. Shelby Ruark of Suwanee and Keaton Hendrix notched the other two podium finishes in order, while Dollar and Bart both recovered to claim fourth- and fifth-place finishes respectively.
Winter Flurry continues with Week 4 on Saturday, Feb. 13. Infield admission is available for spectators wishing to watch Winter Flurry racing, and passes may be purchased at the Security Command Building near the Speedway's main entrance. Infield passes are $12 for adults, $5 for ages six through 11, and children ages five and younger are admitted for free.
To test drive your own Legends machine, or for more information about Legends racing, call Legends of Georgia director Ken Ragan at (770) 707-2977 or visit www.legendsofga.com.
Complete Winter Flurry Week 3 results:
1. Robbie Woodall (McDonough); 2. Jeff Holden (Gainesville); 3. Mark Swan (Dunwoody); 4. Phillip Young (Dallas); 5. Tony Armbruster (Covington); 6. Randy Shubert (Conyers); 7. Dennis Aiken (Villa Rica); 8. Robert Cheney (Jonesboro); 9. Wes Potter (Covington); 10. Barry Bowen (Jackson Lake)
1. Taylor Jorgensen (Stockbridge); 2. Jason Treschl (Lagrange); 3. Amber Fleeman (Dacula); 4. Dylan Murry (Cumming); 5. Nicholas Waters (Senoia); 6. Brandon Brock (Hampton); 7. Jensen Jorgensen (Stockbridge)
1. David Lawrence (Senoia); 2. Corey Heim (Marietta); 3. Dawson Fletcher (Canton); 4. Cameron Whitener (Monticello); 5. Jonathan Timms (Calhoun); 6. Cody Hall (Griffin)
1. Ricky Springer (McDonough); 2. Blaise Maddox (Locust Grove); 3. Blaze Crawford (Fayetteville); 4. Gauntt Hudgins (Savannah); 5. Trey Tadrzak (Stockbridge); 6. Connor Younginer (Stockbridge)
1. Nathan Jackson (McDonough); 2. Michael Gannon (Canton); 3. Audrie Ruark (Suwanee); 4. Clay Thompson (Bowersville); 5. River Allen (Hiram); 6. Ryan Younginer (Jonesboro); 7. Logan Nalley (Canton)
Rookie Bandolero Division:
1. Annabelle Mowhish (Cumming); 2. Shelby Ruark (Suwanee); 3. Keaton Hendrix (Homerville); 4. Andrew Dollar (Atlanta); 5. Samantha Bart (Cumming); 6. Ashton Whitener (Monticello); 7. Wil Griffis (Homerville); 8. Gage Roberts (Milledgeville)